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Slow Cooker Carnitas Street Tacos - delicious tender pork on top of corn tortillas with diced onion, fresh cilantro, and salsa on top! Your whole family will love this easy dinner!

My kids have started this thing where they expect tacos every Tuesday. Like, the littlest wakes up on Tuesdays and starts chanting “Taco Tuesday! Taco Tuesday!” before he’s even had his cereal.

We’ve always done Taco Tuesday off and on but now it’s an issue if there are no tacos on Tuesday.

Which is fine, tacos are my favorite food ever, but man, I’m worried I’ll forget one week and have a full-on revolt on my hands.

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Is everyone obsessed with squash right now or is it just me?

I feel like every post I’ve put up this month has been squash.

I have 5 varieties in my pantry right now. And as soon as I cook one, I run to the store to replace it. Just in case I have an emergency and need a sweet dumpling squash right now.

I can’t get enough.

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SmithfieldCares #CollectiveBias

Slow Cooker Pork and Butternut Squash Stew - a bowl of comfort! Quickly brown the pork and then toss everything in the slow cooker!

Okay guys, real talk.

I broke the driver’s side window of my car.

“How’d you manage that one, Amanda?”

Well, it’s a Wrangler so the windows unzip and the zipper broke.

Okay, fine, I broke both zippers. Which is okay most of the time since I normally have at least the back windows off anyway. But y’all, it’s cold in the mornings and at night in central Texas now. I was shivering on my way back from Austin last week.

An hour and a half at 75 MPH with the window down at 10 pm?

It was cold.

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Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Tostadas - the most delicious turkey cooked in the crockpot with a chipotle pineapple sauce! Put it on tostadas with refried beans, cheese, and fresh cilantro!

Happy Wednesday guys!

We made it halfway through the week! And I’ve got the most delicious dinner idea for you today!

Also, tomorrow is September 1. How?!

How is August over already?! Where did it go?! This year has flown by! I can’t even believe it and I’m not ready for September.

Anyway, tostadas!

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Let it be known that I have officially failed Paleo Week. 

Guys, I hate to be a Debbie Downer but I am so frustrated. I’ve been throwing myself pity parties and the best way to do that is with pizza, wine, and a giant bag of Sour Patch Kids. 

My allergies have just been awful since we got here. I lived all my life with horrible allergies so when we moved to Colorado and they disappeared, it was the best thing ever. And now they’re back and worse than ever. And I hate everything. 

My husband thinks I’m nuts because I cry at least once a day because omg, my eyes won’t stop itching. And the Zyrtec stops working about the time I have to pick the kids up from school so I talk to their teachers as a big snotty mess.

TMI?

Yep.

Anyway, I’m blaming allergies for my Paleo-fail. If you see me this summer sitting by the pool in jeans and a sweatshirt, it’s the allergies fault.

That’s the official story.

I made these Crockpot Pesto Ranch Chicken Thighs recently after seeing them go around the interwebs for years. I don’t even like pesto that much but one of my favorite Youtubers raved about the recipe so I had to try it. 

I  was shocked by how much my family loved this one. I will definitely be making it frequently. Feel free to use whatever chicken pieces you like – we pretty only eat thighs these days so I used those but breasts would work as well. 

Click for the full recipe

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This post sponsored by ALDI. All opinions are my own.

Slow Cooker Carnitas Street Tacos - delicious tender pork on top of corn tortillas with diced onion, fresh cilantro, and salsa on top! Your whole family will love this easy dinner!

My kids have started this thing where they expect tacos every Tuesday. Like, the littlest wakes up on Tuesdays and starts chanting “Taco Tuesday! Taco Tuesday!” before he’s even had his cereal.

We’ve always done Taco Tuesday off and on but now it’s an issue if there are no tacos on Tuesday.

Which is fine, tacos are my favorite food ever, but man, I’m worried I’ll forget one week and have a full-on revolt on my hands.

Click for the full recipe

0

Is everyone obsessed with squash right now or is it just me?

I feel like every post I’ve put up this month has been squash.

I have 5 varieties in my pantry right now. And as soon as I cook one, I run to the store to replace it. Just in case I have an emergency and need a sweet dumpling squash right now.

I can’t get enough.

Click for the full recipe

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SmithfieldCares #CollectiveBias

Slow Cooker Pork and Butternut Squash Stew - a bowl of comfort! Quickly brown the pork and then toss everything in the slow cooker!

Okay guys, real talk.

I broke the driver’s side window of my car.

“How’d you manage that one, Amanda?”

Well, it’s a Wrangler so the windows unzip and the zipper broke.

Okay, fine, I broke both zippers. Which is okay most of the time since I normally have at least the back windows off anyway. But y’all, it’s cold in the mornings and at night in central Texas now. I was shivering on my way back from Austin last week.

An hour and a half at 75 MPH with the window down at 10 pm?

It was cold.

Click for the full recipe

1

Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Tostadas - the most delicious turkey cooked in the crockpot with a chipotle pineapple sauce! Put it on tostadas with refried beans, cheese, and fresh cilantro!

Happy Wednesday guys!

We made it halfway through the week! And I’ve got the most delicious dinner idea for you today!

Also, tomorrow is September 1. How?!

How is August over already?! Where did it go?! This year has flown by! I can’t even believe it and I’m not ready for September.

Anyway, tostadas!

Click for the full recipe

0

Let it be known that I have officially failed Paleo Week. 

Guys, I hate to be a Debbie Downer but I am so frustrated. I’ve been throwing myself pity parties and the best way to do that is with pizza, wine, and a giant bag of Sour Patch Kids. 

My allergies have just been awful since we got here. I lived all my life with horrible allergies so when we moved to Colorado and they disappeared, it was the best thing ever. And now they’re back and worse than ever. And I hate everything. 

My husband thinks I’m nuts because I cry at least once a day because omg, my eyes won’t stop itching. And the Zyrtec stops working about the time I have to pick the kids up from school so I talk to their teachers as a big snotty mess.

TMI?

Yep.

Anyway, I’m blaming allergies for my Paleo-fail. If you see me this summer sitting by the pool in jeans and a sweatshirt, it’s the allergies fault.

That’s the official story.

I made these Crockpot Pesto Ranch Chicken Thighs recently after seeing them go around the interwebs for years. I don’t even like pesto that much but one of my favorite Youtubers raved about the recipe so I had to try it. 

I  was shocked by how much my family loved this one. I will definitely be making it frequently. Feel free to use whatever chicken pieces you like – we pretty only eat thighs these days so I used those but breasts would work as well. 

Click for the full recipe

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